The Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland said Theresa Villiers was right to apologise at the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee today, describing a 'catastrophic' error in the John Downey case.
[Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers] was right to apologise to the family and friends of the Hyde Park victims following the catastrophic error made in the John Downey case. I am also pleased that she was very robust in making it clear that these letters never offered any of their recipients an amnesty from prosecution. This was also the conclusion of the Hallett review. However, at a time when stability in Northern Ireland is so fragile it is essential the government is clear and unambiguous about its response to sensitive issues
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